Italico

In addition to being compatible with different types of wine, Italico cheese is also often used in the preparation of pizzas and panini sandwiches. You can cut it into cubes and add it to salads, as well as serve it with raisins and pears.The delicate texture of Italico cheese allows it to melt nicely and slice easily. You can use it in the form of cut cubes with fresh pear slices, pecans and green salad, and in the melted form with pizza and panini sandwiches. It also goes well with grapes.

Just The Facts

  • Country
  • Italy
  • Region
  • Lombardy
  • Milk Type
  • Cows’ milk
  • Pasteurization
  • Yes
  • Rennet Type
  • Animal
Old World Chardonnay: crisp and minerally, with flavors of apples and roasted pears.
Pair with: Fresh or bloomy rind cheese, like Delice de Bourgogne
New World Chardonnay (USA, warmer climates): richly buttery and oaky, heavy notes of vanilla, brown butter, and tropical fruits.
Pair with: richly buttery and oaky, heavy notes of vanilla, brown butter, and tropical fruits.
Oxidized Chardonnay: When Chardonnay is intentionally exposed to air it is “oxidized.” Common in the Jura mountain region, this wine is almost sherry-like with spicy, nutty flavors.: